How can I speed up my writing in the English language exams?

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If I have enough time, I can write an A* piece of work, but I am a slow thinker and when I get a piece of text I have never seen before, it takes me a while to get started. For a mock exam I lost A LOT of marks because I couldn't finish the exam questions. Please give me some advice for how to speed up and get started on writing a good amount for my questions. I am doing the IGCSE exam.

Posted Thu 6th December, 2012 @ 11:44 by evie4learning

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Use a fountain pen if you can, it is much faster to write than using a pen like a biro... just practice writing fast - make sure you plan what you're going to write in the exam, but give yourself enough time to write what you desire. It is important to practise writing in examination style under exam conditions and timing. Timing yourself will 100% help you out - try it :)

Answered Fri 7th December, 2012 @ 11:12 by Matthew Noonan
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try to plan well and be concise. It's not necessarily about how much you write but about making sure you get all the points in. Don't waffle and get straight to the point :) Also, work out how much time you should spend on each question and stick to it, you can always go back afterwards. Are some of the questions worth more marks than others? if so you might want to start on the questions worth more marks as it's better to not quite finnish a 5 mark question rather thab a 15 mark question for example. I hope this helps and good luck :) x 

Answered Wed 12th December, 2012 @ 21:06 by sammy
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Thx guys, for the advice. I will try these tips!

Answered Thu 13th December, 2012 @ 09:06 by evie4learning